Vernon, we hardly knew ye. From GUHoyas.com:
Washington, D.C. – Georgetown University Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Thompson III announced today that sophomore forward Vernon Macklin (Portsmouth, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) is transferring to another (as yet unspecified) school.
“We appreciate the hard work he put in at Georgetown, both on and off the floor,” Thompson said. “We wish him the best in the future.”
What a run it’s been. From touted All-American recruit to athletic freshman project to struggling sophomore, and now this. I can’t say I blame Macklin (though Barker Davis over at the Times has a different perspective). Barring a summer miracle (cue: montage of Macklin practicing day and night, in the sweltering heat and pouring rain), Macklin would probably have taken a backseat to the Doctrine and Henry Sims (nickname ideas, anyone?) next year anyway.
Well, Vernon, it’s been real.